The influence of music on intelligibility and foreign accent of French speakers learning Dutch prosody

  • Degrave, Pauline (PI)
  • van Maastricht, Lieke (CoI)

Project Details


The link between music and foreign language acquisition has been the topic of many studies in recent years. However, the contribution of music to the production of the prosody of a foreign language - the melodic and rhythmic framework in which any oral utterance takes place - is still largely under-researched. The aim of this research is to compare the level of intelligibility and foreign accent of French speakers in Dutch prosody production tasks, according to their musical profile (musical education/ability) and according to prosody training, whether or not based on music.
Effective start/end date18/10/2117/10/25

Collaborative partners

  • Edge Hill University
  • Université catholique de Louvain (Project partner) (lead)
  • Radboud University Nijmegen (Project partner)

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education


  • rhythm
  • music
  • pronunciation teaching
  • foreign language learning
  • French
  • Education
  • experimental psychology


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